Course Topics

The School of Information at San José State University offers fully online, graduate-level courses through the Open Classes program.

Courses available in the i.School Open Classes program are electives offered to students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Archives and Records Administration programs. Course selection and faculty vary each session. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Courses offered during the fall 2014 session cover diverse topics, including web usability, instructional design, metadata, electronic records, grant writing, big data analytics and management, crisis informatics, mobile devices, cataloging, marketing information services, and information governance. In addition, students can sign up to take Spanish and Chinese language and culture courses designed for information professionals and delivered fully online.

For a complete list of courses, please see: Fall 2014 Session Schedule.


Most of the 60+ electives offered in the MLIS and MARA graduate programs are available through the i.School Open Classes program.